Georgios Zisimou Ltd
Reg. No. 510, Lic. No.7/E
Georgios Zisimou Ltd
Reg. No. 510, Lic. No.7/E


+357 22 818 515



27 Evagorou Av.,
Flat 53, 1066, Nicosia,

tax benefits.

Cyprus, a member state of the European Union since 2004, boasts a robust legal and tax system, supported by extensive expertise as an international business center. With its highly qualified professionals and sophisticated infrastructure, the country offers a strategic location, a rich historical and cultural heritage, and a delightful climate with abundant sunshine throughout most of the year.

When it comes to tax advantages, Cyprus stands out as one of the most appealing jurisdictions in Europe. With a corporate tax rate of only 12.5%, it boasts one of the lowest rates within the EU. The island's attractive tax rate, coupled with an extensive network of double tax treaties, positions it as a preferred choice for international tax planning. Additionally, Cyprus provides a range of personal and corporate tax incentives aimed at attracting multinational companies to relocate key personnel and high-net-worth individuals seeking a favorable tax environment.

Access to markets is a significant advantage for investors in Cyprus. As a member of the European Union and the Eurozone since 2008, Cyprus enjoys full access to European markets and benefits from over 40 EU trade agreements. Its geostrategic position and proximity to major markets offer convenient and easy access for businesses. With an investment-grade sovereign rating, Cyprus provides a secure and stable environment for investment. Furthermore, the country's tax regime is characterized by attractiveness and transparency.

Key highlights of Cyprus's tax regime include:
Highly Competitive Corporate Tax Rates:
Cyprus boasts one of the most favorable corporate tax rates within the European Union, currently set at 12.5%. This significantly low rate enhances the appeal of conducting business in Cyprus.

Extensive Network of Double Tax Treaties:
Cyprus has established an extensive and robust network of double tax treaties, encompassing over 60 countries. This network provides valuable advantages in terms of tax planning, ensuring reduced risks of double taxation and facilitating international business operations.

Access to EU Tax Directives:
As a member of the European Union, Cyprus grants access to all EU Tax Directives. This enables businesses to benefit from various tax provisions and directives that harmonize tax regulations across the EU. Favorable Conditions for Dividend and Capital Gains:
Cyprus offers relaxed conditions for dividend income, allowing for potential exemptions. Additionally, capital gains from investments are exempt from tax, providing an attractive incentive for investors.

No Withholding Tax on Outgoing Payments:
Cyprus does not impose withholding tax on dividends, interest, or royalty payments sent abroad. This encourages cross-border transactions and enhances cash flow for businesses operating internationally.

Tax Exemption on Trading in Securities:
Profits derived from trading in securities, such as stocks and bonds, are exempt from tax in Cyprus. This exemption creates a favorable environment for investment activities and encourages participation in the financial markets.

Notional Interest Deduction for Equity Investments:
Cyprus offers a unique advantage through the notional interest deduction, which allows for a deduction on equity investments in Cypriot companies. This deduction helps reduce the overall tax burden for businesses and promotes investment in the local economy.

Tax Neutrality on Foreign Exchange Gains or Losses:
Foreign exchange gains or losses are considered tax neutral in Cyprus. This means that businesses and individuals are not subject to additional taxation on such transactions, providing stability and flexibility for international trade and investments.

Tax Benefits for Non-Domiciled Individuals:
Non-domiciled individuals residing in Cyprus enjoy tax advantages, including no tax on dividends, interest, and rental income. This makes Cyprus an attractive destination for high-net-worth individuals seeking favorable tax treatment.

Other Tax Advantages:
Cyprus offers a range of additional tax benefits, including 0% succession or inheritance taxes, no immovable property taxes, a competitive intellectual property regime, tailor-made provisions for the investment funds industry, competitive Tonnage Tax for shipping companies, tax deductions for investments in start-ups, no exit tax rules, and a 50% exemption on employment income exceeding €100,000 per annum for non-residents taking up employment in Cyprus. Regarding corporate taxation, the standard rate in Cyprus is 12.5%. Taxation is based on the principle that all companies resident in Cyprus are liable for tax on their income accrued or delivered from all sources, both domestically and internationally. Non-Cyprus tax resident companies are taxed on income generated through a permanent establishment in Cyprus and certain income arising from sources within Cyprus. A company is considered a tax resident of Cyprus if its management and control are based in the country.

The tax year in Cyprus follows the calendar year, although a company's financial accounts may close on a date different from December 31st. In such cases, taxable profits are apportioned based on a time basis relevant to tax years.